Selected Publications

Amir, D., Melnikoff, D., Warneken, F., Blake, P. R., Corbit, J., Callaghan, T. C., Barry, O., Bowie, A., Kleutsch, L., Kramer, K. L., Ross, E., Vongsachang, H., Wrangham, R., & McAuliffe, K. (2023). Computational Signatures of Inequity Aversion in Children Across Seven Societies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Probst, S., Nowak, A., & Warneken, F. (2023). Children’s moral reasoning about self- versus other-benefiting public health measures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Grueneisen, S., Leimgruber, K. L., Vogt, R. L., & Warneken, F. (2023). Prospection and delay of gratification support the development of calculated reciprocity. Cognition.

Umscheid, V.A., Smith, C. E., Warneken, F., Gelman, S. A., & Wellman, H.M. (2023). What makes Voldemort tick? Children’s and adults’ reasoning about the nature of villains. Cognition.

Lee, Y., Marshall, J., Deutchman, P., McAuliffe, K. & Warneken, F. (2022). Children’s judgments of interventions against norm violations: COVID-19 as a naturalistic study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Lee, Y., & Warneken, F. (2022). The influence of age and experience of (un)fairness on third-party punishment in children. Social Development.

Lee, Y., & Warneken, F. (2022). Does third-party punishment in children aim at equality? Developmental Psychology.

Li, Y., Li, P., Chai, Q., McAuliffe, K., Blake, P., Warneken, F., & He., J. (2022). The development of inequity aversion in Chinese children. Cognitive Development.

Grueneisen, S. & Warneken, F. (2022). The development of prosocial behavior – from sympathy to strategy. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Grueneisen, S., Rosati, A. G., & Warneken, F. (2021) Children show economic trust for both ingroup and outgroup partners. Cognitive Development.

Keupp, S., Grueneisen, S., Ludvig, E.  Warneken, F., Melis, A.P. (2021). Reduced risk-seeking in chimpanzees in a zero-sum game. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences.

Lee, Y., & Warneken, F. (2020). Children’s evaluations of third-party responses to unfairness: Children prefer helping over punishment. Cognition.

Bernhard, R., Martin, J., & Warneken, F. (2020). Why do children punish? Fair outcomes matter more than intent in children’s second- and third- party punishment. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

McAuliffe, K., Blake, P. R., & Warneken, F. (2020). Costly fairness in children is influenced by who is watching. Developmental Psychology. 

Kajanus, A., Afshordi, N., & Warneken, F. (2020). Children’s understanding of dominance and prestige in China and the UK. Evolution And Human Behavior.

Warneken, F., Sebastian-Enesco, C., Benjamin, N. E., & Pieloch, K. A. (2019). Children pay to play: The emergence of strategic prosociality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

McAuliffe, K., Warneken, F., & Blake, P. (2019). Children’s Sense of Fairness: Respect Isn’t Everything. Trends In Cognitive Sciences.

Rosati, A. G., Benjamin, N. E., Pieloch, K. A., & Warneken, F. (2019). Economic trust in young children. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B.

Kajanus, A., McAuliffe, K., Warneken, F., & Blake, P. R. (2018). Children’s fairness in two Chinese schools: A combined ethnographic and experimental studyJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Liu, S., Gonzalez, G., & Warneken, F. (2018). Worth the wait: Children trade off delay and reward in self-and other-benefiting decisions. Developmental Science.

Warneken, F. (2018). How children solve the two challenges of cooperation. Annual Review of Psychology.

Hepach, R., & Warneken, F. (2018). Early development can reveal the foundation of human prosociality. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Corbit, J., McAuliffe, K., Callaghan, T., Blake, P. R., & Warneken, F. (2017). Children’s collaboration induces fairness rather than generosityCognition.

McAuliffe, K., Blake, P. R., Steinbeis, N., & Warneken, F. (2017). The developmental foundations of human fairness. Nature Human Behaviour.

Warneken, F. (2016). Insights into the biological foundation of human altruistic sentimentsCurrent Opinion in Psychology.

Blake, P. R., McAuliffe, K., Callaghan, T., Corbit, J., Barry, O., Bowie, A., Greaves, R., Kleutsch, L., Kramer, K., Ross, E., Vongsachang, H., Wrangham, R., & Warneken, F. (2015). The ontogeny of fairness in seven societiesNature.

McAuliffe, K., Jordan, J., & Warneken, F. (2015). Costly third-party punishment in young children. Cognition.

Warneken, F. (2015). Precocious prosociality – why do young children help? Child Development Perspectives.

Jordan, J., McAuliffe, K., & Warneken, F. (2014). Development of in-group favoritism in children’s third-party punishment of selfishnessProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Warneken, F. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Altruistic helping in human infants and young chimpanzeesScience

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